Philanthropy Notes

Dallas friends of Equest horse around at premier celebration preview

Dallas friends of Equest horse around at premier celebration preview

Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, equest kick off
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark Photo by Jason Janik
Coley Clark, Lynn McBee, Tiffany Divis, Paul Divis, equest kick off
Coley Clark, Lynn McBee, Tiffany Divis, Paul Divis Photo by Jason Janik
Ann Dyer, Bob Dyer, Bette Slaven, Paul Divis, equest kickoff
Ann Dyer, Bob Dyer, Bette Slaven, Paul Divis Photo by Jason Janik
Betsy Crousen, John Carreker, Connie Carreker, equest kickoff
Betsy Crousen, John Carreker, Connie Carreker Photo by Jason Janik
Jennifer Clark, Linda Ivy, equest kickoff
Jennifer Clark, Linda Ivy Photo by Jason Janik
Pia Arckermin, Lili Kellogg, Tammy Williams, Deb Lewin, equest kickoff
Pia Arckermin, Lili Kellogg, Tammy Williams, Deb Lewin Photo by Jason Janik
Leslie Chatman, Jack Ross, equest kick off
Leslie Chatman, Jach Ross Photo by Jason Janik
Bill Noble, Patrick Bricker, Denny Carreker, equest kick off
Bill Noble, Patrick Bricker, Denny Carreker Photo by Jason Janik
Alex Small, Elizabeth West, equest kick off
Alex Small, Elizabeth West Photo by Jason Janik
Emilee Spinelli, Robin Carreker, Lezlie Noble, Helena Wall, equest kick off
Emilee Spinelli, Robin Carreker, Lezlie Noble, Helena Wall Photo by Jason Janik
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark, equest kick off
Coley Clark, Lynn McBee, Tiffany Divis, Paul Divis, equest kick off
Ann Dyer, Bob Dyer, Bette Slaven, Paul Divis, equest kickoff
Betsy Crousen, John Carreker, Connie Carreker, equest kickoff
Jennifer Clark, Linda Ivy, equest kickoff
Pia Arckermin, Lili Kellogg, Tammy Williams, Deb Lewin, equest kickoff
Leslie Chatman, Jack Ross, equest kick off
Bill Noble, Patrick Bricker, Denny Carreker, equest kick off
Alex Small, Elizabeth West, equest kick off
Emilee Spinelli, Robin Carreker, Lezlie Noble, Helena Wall, equest kick off

Equest supporters descended upon the home of Jennifer and Coley Clark for a preview of the 2015 Equest Premier Celebration at Texas Horse Park, set for April 25.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by Equest’s friendly mini ambassadors, Cisco and Dare, twin miniature paint horses. Lombardi Family Concepts served cocktails and gourmet treats while Kingsland Apparel showcased equestrian chic fashion and accessories. Perhaps a gentle hint at what people should wear to the upcoming celebration? Organizers announced that attire can be Western or English equestrian, but boots are mandatory.

Speaking of the event, chairs Connie and Denny Carreker and honorary chairs Lisa and Kenny Troutt are thrilled to unveil Equest’s newest therapeutic horsemanship facility at Texas Horse Park.

“The Texas Horse Park is an integral part of expansion, not only for Equest, but also for the development of South Dallas,” Danny said. “It is a beautiful time of progress for everyone — our riders, our organization, and the City of Dallas. The opportunities for advancement are limitless.”

The 2015 Equest Premier Celebration will feature the finest in Texas hospitality with Southern food and drinks, live country music, silent and live auctions, and Equest rider and horse performances. Guests — including Jeff Byron, Katherine Coker, Betsy and Guinn Crousen, Tiffany and Paul Divis, Beth and Mark Layton, Lynn McBee, and Leslie and Bill Noble — raised a glass to what they hope will be the best Equest fundraising event to date.

New to the event this year: Premier Transportation will provide complimentary luxury shuttle services from two locations in Park Cities and Preston Hollow. These shuttles are included in all sponsor packages and table purchases, which can be done here.

Founded in 1981, Equest provides therapeutic sports riding classes and hippotherapy to approximately 300 riders annually with the help of 38 horses, 11 certified riding instructors and more than 700 volunteers who provide 35,000-plus hours of direct service each year.